Saturday 05/08/10 9:00 - 11:00 am South Valley Farm Gardening in the Rio Grande Valley
Planning a vegetable garden this year? Learn tried and true techniques from local farmers, scaled down to your backyard. Topics will include reliable varieties for this climate, irrigation, organic pest and disease management, season extension, raising chickens, and a general farm tour. Gardeners of all skill levels will find something useful! Please RSVP as space is limited. Cost $10/person. (And we're really hoping it doesn't rain the entire time this year!)
We will also be selling seedlings for your garden and LPO produce and goods. Cash or check only please.
Saturday 05/29/10 3 - 5 pm South Valley Farm Bee culture Class
Join Bee Keepers Jennifer and Daniel Espalin of Bee's Honey for an introduction to keeping your own bees. The class is kid friendly, so bring the whole family! The event will include:
-Bee demonstrations -Real bee hive and honey box -Dress for success-safety equipment -Who’s in a hive? -Sample raw honey from the hive -Basics of beekeeping
*If you are interested in a more in depth course, please let us know by contacting Emily at the email address below. If there is enough of a response, we'll host a series of 5 week classes (one Saturday a week) that will prepare you to be an advanced bee keeper.*
Please RSVP by emailing Emily at education@NMorganics.com
WHAT: Kids Variety Show WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 1pm WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044 PRESENTED BY: Outpost Performance Space, a non profit organization TICKET INFORMATION: Free!
The Kids Variety Shows are an Outpost tradition. They’re great and they’re for and by kids of all ages and levels. Dance, music, comedy, theater. You name it! A wonderful relaxed environment. This show will feature performances by the Santa Fe Opera’s Student-Produced Opera Program under the direction of Kristin Loree and John Bartlit; the Outpost African Drumming Class taught by Laryea Addy; bass player and vocalist Anya Lipkowitz accompanied by her father Stu and brother, Isaac. Warning: this show is KG-Rated. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Outpost Youth Performance Programs are supported in part by a grant from the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund of the City of Albuquerque.
Outpost is always looking for young musicians, dancers, etc. to perform for the Kids Variety Shows! Call Outpost at 268-0044 to inquire about signing up
WHAT: Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre: It’s Time (Especially for Kids Ages 1-3)! WHEN: Saturday, May 8, TWO SHOWS: 10am & 3pm WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE PRESENTED BY: Outpost Performance Space, a non profit organization TICKET INFORMATION: FREE for Kids ages 1-3. (Maximum of thirty 1-3 year olds.) $5 for Kids 4 yrs and up. $10 Adults. $20 max per family. Available in advance, by phone or in person, at the Outpost Performance Space (268-0044).
Using puppets and/or object theatre, a bridge between theatre, visual art and puppetry, Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theater brings to life a hilarious and magical world, which delights tiny children and provokes reflection in teenagers and grownups. It’s Time”is a show based on simplicity and quietness. This short fantasy is about imagination and association of ideas. The scenes are like visual haiku, for that age when each moment is a discovery and magic is in the emotions. The goal was to create a show so quiet that you could hear the babies’ reactions. It is 30 minutes of drifting on the stream of thoughts, both before and beyond language. It’s Time is the American cousin of Qui dit gris, a French show created by Therese Angebault and Isabelle Kessler. Object Theater Creator and Director Isabelle Kessler is a talented veteran of European and American theater. She exercises her creative talent with everything from classic stage productions to toddler-friendly romps, to grand street theater involving 15 brides and 22 movie projectors. Loren Kahn started out as an anthropologist, but departed academe in 1973 to travel through the western US, working as a street puppeteer. She never looked back.
May 8 - 9 Herbfest This springtime celebration brings together native plants, herbs and wildflowers, guided bosque tours, bird and nature walks, and activities for the kids. There will be live birds with Wildlife Rescue, a silent auction and live music. Hear Hands Five, Cheap Shots, Lady Fingers, the Sabinal Sisters and the Placitas Mountain Band. This is your chance to see an autoharp and a didgeridoo. Hear speakers, storytellers and folk medicine experts, and enter to win prizes such as a hot air balloon flight. When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days Where: 2901 Candelaria NW, at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Cost: Free admission; $3 for parking; free for members.
New members welcome; sign up at the Information Desk to receive e-mail updates and reminders of meetings
Want to learn, practice speaking, or simply enjoy speaking Spanish? Join our once-a-month total immersion Spanish Club, Vecinos, to chat (in Spanish) about topics of local, cultural, and world interest. All ages and fluency levels welcome!
Cherry Hills Library, 857-8321 Dogs are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month @ 1 PM East Mountain Library, 281-8508 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Lomas Tramway Library, 291-6295 Dogs are available on the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Los Griegos Library, 761-4020 Dogs are available on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3-5 PM Main Library , 768-5136 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers the same sort of workshop between 9 a.m. and noon. (It only lasts that long if there's enough interest.)
These are free programs and great for both genders. Free aprons and eye protection are usually included and available for take-home. Certificates are personalized and offered at the end for successful completion of the project. Lowe's gives a patch and a sticker. Home Depot gives a pin for clothing. These are fun to collect and/or scrapbook. Take your camera . . . it's a hoot! Take advantage of it!
On the second Saturday of each month, Lowe's hosts a building workshop for children, free of charge. I believe it starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one-hour.
First Fridays Fractals: In the LodeStar Planetarium
On the First Friday of each month come to the planetarium to behold the spectacular beauty and mystery of Fractals. Come and enjoy these fantastic creations and learn about the beauty of fractal patterns, fractal mathematics, Chaos Theory, and fractals in nature in this LIVE presentation in our 55 foot digital dome theatre. This presentation is entertaining for young and old alike and is guaranteed to educate and entertain all who watch! This presentation has been produced by the Fractal Foundation and is being presented in coordination with your local, friendly, world class planetarium: LodeStar!
Sat, May 22, from 8:30-11:30am at the Double Eagle II airport, on the west side
KIDS (ages 8-1 FLY FREE and can even control the airplane while they're up in the air!! These experienced pilots donate their time, aircraft, and fuel to share the thrill of flying with the next generation.
There is also a pancake breakfast on a donation basis being served in the adjacent hanger. This is an incredibly fun experience and I've never seen any kid walk away after flying without an enormous smile on their faces! They get a photo and a certificate afterward, and there's plenty of info online: http://www.eaa179.com.
A parent has to be present to sign the permission form or you can download/sign them in advance and carpool. We're going to be there early and staying all day, so anyone who wants to carpool with us has to do the same! Double Eagle airport is on the west side: Take I-40 west to Paseo del Vulcan (last Abq exit) and turn right from the freeway offramp. Keep going...Keep going...Airport will be on your left with lots of signage.